School: Ráth Mhaoláin (Robertson) (roll number 10374)

Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
Éamonn Mac Stiopháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1088, Page 043

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  1. (continued from previous page)
    18) Why does a cow look over the dyke?
    Because she can't look through it.
    19) Why is a horse cleverer than a mouse?
    Because it can run away in a trap.
    20) It's long and it's broad and it's not very wide, it wears a green selvage on every side?
    the road
    21) What is the difference between a man looking up stairs and a man going up stairs?
    One "stairs" up steps and the other steps up stairs.
    Bessie Mac Naught 3th May 1938 (From school-children's compilation 31-2
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. Local-place names
    Rathmullen, Co Donegal. Ireland
    Near the Saltpand there are three Lakes called the Lily Lake, Round Lough and the Long Lough. In Gortlough, Rathmullen there is a Lough called Gortlough
    Near Glencros, Rathmullen there is a field called the Kiln field because there is a Kiln near it.
    Near Killygarven there is a field called the Blackfield and another called the Hill field. It is called the Hill field because it is situated in a very hilly district.
    Near Aughavennan there is a field called the Flats. It is called that because it is very flat
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. place-space-environment
      1. local lore, place-lore (~10,595)
    Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
    Bessie Mac Naught